Right, I certainly didn't think Wyoming was bad against Air Force by any means. But they still haven't proven they can shut a team down running the ball. With that said, I don't think they need to. If they continue to give up 18 points per game, they'll win with that offense.
Boyland does have a chance of redshirting. The participation sheet said that he played last week, but I've confirmed that that was a mistake.
Plus, they're going to get both Sam Awrabi and Riley Lange back after the bye week. Both DE are expected to play. More fresh bodies.
The cavalry is on its way!
Honestly, no. From my perspective, it looked more like he hit him with the shoulder, then pushed him down with the forearm. But I didn't see as good of a replay as the Mountain West officials, I'm sure.
With that said, no doubt it was a HUGE play in the game. Quickly turned 21-10 to 28-10. Hard to come back from that.
Yeah, this team isn't going to break any records defensively. They're a bit thin, but they have high effort and they've tackled much better than last year. They're also getting TFL and turnovers. I guarantee DC is not complaining.
Ha, that's a good point ish. The returner did cut the wrong way off the block.
They have been cycling some in during practices. But honestly, I don't think they need them, and many of them are too slow in developing. When your offense is clicking, I'd keep working that. But judging off practice, wouldn't be surprised to see another this week.
Obviously, I didn't hear the TV broadcast. But I've heard a ton of Dan Hawkins backlash all week. Honestly, I didn't even know he was in broadcasting now.
I'm guessing his job options were pretty limited.
Not off the top of my head, but you're definitely right. They've been very good on 3rd and 4th on both sides of the ball. Can specifically remember huge 4th down stops against Air Force and Idaho.
I'm no Hawkins expert, but obviously he set the Colorado program back some years. It's been all downhill ever since.
James, Air Force was 6 for 14 on third downs last week, and I think 0-2 on 4th. Positive numbers for Wyoming D.
No, they're 2-1 so they've been pretty good. But like I said, their defense has been much better than their offense.
They played Texas Tech very tough last week, lost 33-7 but only allowed 2 offensive TDs from Tech.
But Franchione said he thinks Wyoming is a more well rounded offense than Tech. And he's definitely right about that.
That's what I've heard from most Wyoming fans, Tim. I remember one fan calling the broadcast a "3 hour Air Force infomercial." Got a kick out of that one.
Orakpo has been decent, not a game changer so far. Their best defensive player in my opinion is David Mayo, a linebacker. Always around the football and has 2 interceptions.
This one should be more difficult than New Mexico or CSU, in my opinion. Tricky trap game, tough defense, on the road. It has the makings of a bit of a surprise. We'll see.
Yes, he did. Then went to Texas State.
They'll keep the tempo up. Wyoming ran a play every 18 seconds through the first 3 weeks, second fastest offense in the country. And DC called the tempo "decent."
Can't confirm that, but there was a year gap from his last year at CSU ('11) and his start at TSU.
Yeah, but very few freshman QBs are Brett Smith. As in, they're more likely to make big mistakes in first career starts than set the world on fire. Texas State played Wyoming in Smith's second career start in '11. Franchione said he didn't seem like a freshman.
Wyoming has already seen a freshman QB this year, the kid from Idaho. And that didn't turn out very well for him.
Yeah, personally I've been very happy with the OL. There were a ton of questions coming in with 3 new starters. Not only has Brett been relatively clean, but they're having more success running the ball than they've had in years. HUGE holes at times for Wick and even Brett.
It's going to be fun over the next year and a half to see Madden Rains, Perez and Jones stay together on the line. They should be elite next season.
I actually talked with DC a bit about recruiting today, and he said they recruit a lot less in Texas now than in previous years. Think they're really taking advantage of Colorado specifically. Both Gentry and Xavier Lewis are quality players from last year's class.
Yep, they'll be back for New Mexico after the bye week. Safety Jesse Sampson, who tore his achilles and was out for 5 months, also started practicing again last week. They're working him back in.
There was talk that Sampson could play right away before he got hurt. Going to be hard now, with Quest, White, Reese and Lewis all pretty entrenched. But it's nice to add depth there.
From what Christensen said Monday, if he beats out the others in practice the rest of the way, they'll play him. But it's kind of hard to see that happening. Redshirt isn't the plan, but it's a definite possibility.
Thanks, will do. With basketball starting, it's about to be All Pokes, all the time. Prepare yourselves!
And that's all for today. Thanks everybody for taking part! See you same day, same time next week.